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Unformatted text preview: --&gt; more personal use of the media-social utility: used to make life easier-media can be 'mass' &amp; 'individual' Disfunctions of the media. ..-inaccurate information-exploitation: purposeful manipulation-sensationalism-stereotyping-trivialization--&gt; do they appeal to our lower instincts rather than higher instincts?-lowest common denominator Functions of News Media Tuesday, September 02, 2008 JOUR200 Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2009 for the course JOUR 200 taught by Professor Step during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.
- Fall '08